Even the most successful authors—like Phillis Wheatley and W. E. B. Du Bois—fail to publish all they’d like. What can that reveal about literature?
Tara A. Bynum
Tara A. Bynum is an assistant professor of English and African American literature at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America (University of Illinois Press, New Black Studies Series, 2023).